The Ministry of Health and Population on December 6 informed of two cases of Covid-19 infections with the ‘Omicron’ variant in Nepal.
The new variant of the infectious virus was imported by a 66-year-old foreign national who in turn transmitted it to a 71-year-old who was accompanying him to Nepal. Both were fully vaccinated and had entered Nepal with PCR-negative reports. Reportedly, both of them are in isolation even though neither shows severe symptoms.
According to the ministry, a total of 66 persons who came close to the infected duo have been traced. All of them are tested negative with no health complications.